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Sunday
Jan022011

The Journey Begins (and why it starts with Ruby)

I am so freaking glad  I made this move. I’ve gotten more than a dozen emails from companies in Israel doing non-MS stuff, who may be interested in me interning for them. Technologies range from Java Based Scalability and Infrastructure running against NOSQL databases in the cloud, to pure Ruby on Rails against MySql and into Django\Python material.

The open source scene in Israel seems to be steaming with opportunity.

Some people have asked me why I chose to work in Ruby. Why not Python? Why not Node.Js? The answer is  - that I only choose to start with Ruby. One has to start with something, and from my journey so far, Ruby seems to be the most welcoming to newbies, and with the largest community.

I might be totally wrong, of course, but that’s the beauty of this journey. I don’t know what I don’t know yet. I’m about to know what it is that I don’t know, and then I’ll know that I need to learn it.

I don’t know in what priority to learn things, so I’m just plunging head first into the open source pool with something that seems reasonable. I may look back on this move and laugh how silly it was that I chose Ruby, but by then, I will have learned a great deal.

Some of the companies I’ve been in contact with so far:

and a few more.

Thanks for taking a risk with me!

 

I’ll be meeting with all of them and sharing what I can during my learning process.

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Reader Comments (3)

just heard about your latest move.
It was fantastic working together with you at Typemock
I learned a lot about developers, users and the Agile community from you
so continue being an inspiration, and good luck!

Happy New Year
Tal,

January 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTal Druyan

And the beauty of Internet and blogging is we can experience a part of journey with you. Good luck to you and I look forward to know more about Ruby world from you.

January 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDevNetFx

Roy,
As a fan of TDD and isolation frameworks, I have enjoyed your blog. I am really looking forward to seeing how this plays out for you. Good for you for having the guts to give it a shot and try something new. Best of luck and I look forward to reading more about how it goes.

January 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichael Denomy

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